Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

For my husband...
Without my amazing husband none of the this would be possible.  Our kids adore him because he spends so much time with them and communicates with them on their level.  He is patient and generous and loves them more than anything.  We always wanted a big family, and we are thrilled to have four kids who make our lives fulfilling. I love him for being such a wonderful dad and partner.

For my dad...
My dad is the type of guy who can fix anything.  Anything.  Really.  He is my go-to guy for any household (or otherwise) problem, and I still call him about once a month with some "emergency," with which is he always willing and able to help.  Sometimes the emergencies are big and difficult to discuss, and other times I just need help getting the pool filter going.  No matter what I can count on him for help.  Thank GOD for that! 

For all great dads everywhere...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Secret Dahlia...

The Easter bunny brought seeds earlier this spring and we promptly planted them indoors.  They took off and we had hundreds of little sprouts within a couple of weeks.  April then lulled us into believing it was warm enough to bring plants outside, and we lost mostly all of the little plants in a cold snap.  Just a handful of dahlia plants made it, and now they are absolutely going bananas.  Every day I check to see if they have opened... and these coy little buds are keeping quite tight lipped about their color.  It was a "dwarf mix" pack of seeds, so I really don't know what to expect here.  I cannot wait for them to bloom!

...And look at the funny little guy I caught swimming around...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mad for Madras

At long last I have three out of the four pairs of these shorts made for my kiddos. Jonathan's will be done tomorrow, but I am too tired tonight!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I LOVE DAD shirt

And here is the matching shirt :)  This was SO much fun to make.  My daughter will soon have another patchwork skirt... once I get caught up on orders, that is...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Custom Made Skirt

This is part of a custom order I am working on for special repeat customer.  She has the best ideas!  I will post the matching shirt when I complete it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Into the Blue

When we moved into our house we were thrilled that it had a swimming pool.  I lived in a pool growing up and dreamed of having one of my own for my own family, so it was a selling point for us.  Problem is that the liner really began fading in the past five years, and the with the constant sun it began to break down. 

We budgeted money to replace the liner this summer, and here it is.  I cannot tell you how stressful this seemingly simple choice was for our family.  My husband had definite ideas about what color liner he wanted, and then there were other issues that arose from my expectations of the service.  (I may or may not share them here.)  However, I did want to share these especially cute pictures of some of my little ones enjoying their Daddy and their pool (and their new watering cans).